UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced her resignation as prime minister after just 44 days in office. “I recognize given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative party. I’ve spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him. “I’m resigning as leader of the Conservative party,” Liz said in a statement.
Following a protracted race for the leadership after Boris Johnson’s resignation, Liz Truss was elected British prime minister in early September.
According to reports, her resignation comes after a disastrous and rapidly reversed economic plan that sent the pound plunging and her Conservative government into chaos.
She becomes the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. The previous holder of this record, George Canning, lasted 119 days in the early 19th century. There will be a leadership election in the next week.